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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1999 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
Charlie Bass 20%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 95%
Evan Bayh 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 65%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
John Breaux 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 5%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
Ben Campbell 15%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 25%
John Cooksey 15%
Jerry Costello 65%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
Barbara Cubin 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 85%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Philip English 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 15%
Mark Foley 35%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Tillie Fowler 15%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 45%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 35%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
William Goodling 15%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
James Greenwood 70%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 20%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 10%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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